What does bone regeneration treatment entail?
As periodontal disease progresses, pockets full of degenerated bone may develop in the jaw, which can promote the growth of bacteria and the spread of infection. Traditionally, gum disease was treated by eliminating these gum pockets. Dentists would trim the infected gum tissue and re-contour the uneven bone tissue. While this is still an effective way to treat gum disease, there are new and more sophisticated procedures available today that are being used regularly. One of these advancements is guided bone regeneration, also known as guided tissue regeneration, a procedure used to stabilize endangered teeth or to prepare the jaw for dental implants.
During this surgical procedure, our doctors will clean the gum pockets thoroughly, and a membrane is installed between the soft tissue and the pocket in the bone. Some of these membranes are bio-absorbable while some of them will require to be removed again. The membrane will cover the pocket, so the faster growing soft tissue will be blocked while the slower growing bone can begin to grow, meaning it can regenerate itself again.
The success of this procedure depends heavily on the patient’s willingness to follow a strict postoperative diet and thorough oral care and hygiene. Contact us today and make an appointment, so we can determine whether bone regeneration surgery is the right procedure for you.
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